“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing on a Saturday night. Dressed as simply as imaginable, with dog hair on me as usual, my hair was brushed but that was about the extent of my efforts concerning my appearance, not dining out at some fancy New York City restaurant, not gathering at an outdoor coffee house with friends, not on a date with some gorgeous man, not inside eating a delicious meal watching a movie with friends, not doing what many might like to be doing and what I might have been doing some years ago, but kneeling in the park in a small…

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27 My friends love me but sometimes they’re wrong. I love my friends but sometimes I’m wrong. The same goes for family and other people, too. Even when we’re totally well meaning, we can be totally wrong when we give advice to others even when we’re doing our best to give godly counsel to others. None of us is perfect in hearing God’s voice and in giving Christ-centered counsel to others, and we can find ourselves in serious danger if we rely solely on the voice of those who love Christ instead of making our number one priority hearing and obeying God’s voice Himself who speaks through His Spirit ALWAYS in line with His Word. I…

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11-12 “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5 “I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.” Leviticus 26:12 The Lord has taken me to a place of such closeness to Him, and to so being able to regularly hear the voice of His Spirit speaking to me that I can hear Him say: “Don’t go down that pathway.” He catches me heading down a particular pathway, and He speaks to me…

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”” John 16:33 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for…

Hi everyone, Seems it’s been a while since I checked in to let you all know what I’m up to in New York City where I arrived at the end of April 2018 as my third stop out on the road for the Lord and ministry. I’m now fully settled into my little apartment with the ministry’s five handicapped & senior rescued dogs. The warm weather has brought with it endless opportunities to walk the streets with and without the dogs as I praise the Lord, pray to Him, love Him, worship Him, sing to Him, seek Him, listen to Him, sometimes simply enjoying the walking without doing anything at all as I love walking, and keeping my heart, ears, and eyes wide open to the leading of the Holy…

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” Psalm 23:5-6 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 Totally exhausted, in much need of rest, I figured I’d hurry through changing the male belly band diaper on paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon so I could flop down on my little bed and nap when I discovered I had waited too long and the large urine-proof pad under him was soaking wet. Ugh. It was a mess. He was a mess. Now I would…

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 One day my ex-husband told me I’m an inspiration. How could someone as messed up and broken and hopeless as I had been now be considered an inspiration to anyone let alone to the man who no matter how broken he was and how poorly he had treated me still should never have borne the brunt of my pride, bitterness, rage, control, judgment, bad-mouthing, and condemnation that had wounded him and plenty of others most especially the Lord? I know I am an inspiration to him and to…

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:19-20 “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 “I think you’re playing with fire,” I told a sister in the Lord one day on the telephone. My voice was strong. My voice was firm. I had love in my heart, but my voice was emphatic. There was no getting around the warning. It needed to be heard. Not because I wanted to warn my sister in the Lord. After all, I knew she might…

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 “But I’m not like them, Lord,” I spoke in my heart to the Lord. “I didn’t create you to be like them,” the Spirit of God essentially spoke to my heart. “I created you to be like me.” Ever felt discouraged because you’re not like everyone else around you? Felt like you don’t fit into certain crowds of people? Like you stick out from everyone else? Like you’re totally different? I love people so incredibly much, but I do much…

“Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know. For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain. But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and…

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mt. 5:16 Early morning. Tired. Didn’t sleep well. Up in the middle of the night. Then woke too early. Still waking up. Trying to manoever the wheelchair dogs out the apartment building doors once again. That’s when a tall lean man entered the building and immediately started helping. He didn’t say a word. He just automatically started helping. He delayed his reason for coming into the building. He put off his plans. He lay aside his agenda. I don’t think he lived in the building. I didn’t recognize him. But clearly he had something to do there. But whatever he had to do he pushed to the back burner so…

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Col. 3:12-17 One day while walking my wheelchair dogs in New York City I…

“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven…

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14 “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 When we face trials, challenges, tribulations, hardships losses, grievances, hurts, etc., the most important person in the universe we SHOULD reach out to and cry out to and hear and obey is the Lord Jesus Christ, and after the Lord we need to reach out to His committed followers who can love us, pray for us, encourage us, point us to the Lord and to His Word, help us apply the Bible to our lives, help us distinguish and recognize the voice of the Lord as He speaks to our hearts…

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” 1 Cor. 3:6-7 She was slim. Slight. Some would call her frail. Small build. Petite. Perhaps because she had chosen to be thin. Maybe not. She was homeless. She may not have had much to eat. Often enough anyway. Drugs could have played a role too. And alcohol. Only God knew her struggles. I knew when I met her she had plenty of them. She was in tears quickly into our conversation. I had done most of the talking. About myself. And about how I had been totally hopeless, totally broken, beyond human repair. I shared bits and pieces of my story. She could identify. Greatly. Her…

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 People especially in New York City are usually astonished when I describe the apartment I found in the city where I am on stop number #3 on my life out on the road full-time for the Lord and ministry. Located on one of the most famous streets in the city, 1.5 blocks from an amazing park almost constantly filled with a wide variety of sights and sounds, on the ground floor so it’s easy for my special needs dogs, with plenty of windows and…

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1 Some people search their whole lifetime for peace and never find it. Some people search for peace and find little pieces and small seasons of it and find peace seems to come and go like the tide, sometimes in big waves, sometimes in small ones, but always drifting back out to sea and out of reach again. Some people find a peace that so far surpasses all other kinds of peace that there simply is no other peace like it, and find this…

““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Mt. 5:43-45 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Mt. 16:24 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love…

Hi everyone, A beautiful and precious sister in the Lord who is my faithful co-laborer in this little ministry works exceedingly hard each month to print, cut, fold, and staple an enormous amount of Gospel tracts and devotionals to be sent into prisons, homeless shelters, onto the streets, to me in New York City to distribute, and to people and groups around the country requesting them. She has the amazing help of the Lord Jesus Christ, but she does not have the human hearts and hands to help her that would be such an incredible blessing to her, to me, to this ministry, and to all whose hearts and lives are reached by the Lord through the writing around the country. She lives in Loudoun County, VA, so any individuals,…

“My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5 Only God knows how many ways He speaks to us. The Lord has brought me a mighty far way from not believing in Him at all to believing in Him intellectually to believing in Him to such a degree that I am totally sold out to Him and am His committed totally devoted forever follower to hungering and thirsting for more of Him, for…

“For your obedience has become known to all.” Romans 16:19………….. She was suffering. Terribly. I didn’t need to talk to her to know it. I had heard from another. The same woman who had suffered for years, on and off much worse than other times, but, nonetheless, always suffering pretty significantly to one degree or another. I didn’t feel compelled to reach out to her this time. I had reached out for years. On and off. Doing my best to show Christ’s love. Sometimes falling short. Repenting when I did. Other times showing it. By God’s grace. Many times delivering messages from God. Help. Pointing her in the right direction. To Him. To His Word. To repentance. To turning to Him, turning to Him, to the way, to the truth, to…

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” psalm 32:7 I was curled up in an almost fetal position with my paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon on the mammoth dog bed that is positioned under a super long table in my little New York City apartment whereby I can use the top of the table for storage for dog items since I don’t have any closets and next to which I keep a tall stool I found out on the street that is the perfect fit for my laptop so I can sit and write right by my sweet beloved doggies when I’m not writing on the little table by my bed which is also in close proximity to them. I couldn’t have imagined…

“In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.” Psalm 18:6 The Spirit of God has been taking me over and again, and again, to Psalm 18. Nobody told me to go there, not that I recall. No preacher preached a message on Psalm 18 anytime recently, to the best of my recollection. I don’t remember being drawn to Psalm 18 anytime in the past. I am quite sure the loving merciful graceful tender and strong wings of God have simply lifted me up and set me down right in the midst of the beauty and message of the psalm. On this particular day, the Lord knowing some sadness I have…

I was so shocked I almost didn’t know what to say. But the Lord took over. In His amazing mercy, in His awesome grace, He gave me the words. I was on the telephone with a dear friend I had known for years and had just found out she and another beloved friend had betrayed me in an excruciatingly painful way, had been dishonest with me, had lied to me, had withheld something from me, and to make matters that much harder, had apparently prayed together and had been deceived by Satan into believing they had heard from God and that their betrayal had been justified by God almighty. I am a woman of many words at the best of times, and at the worst of times, but this time…

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.” Col. 3:23-25 “Flee sexual immorality.” 1 Cor. 6:18 I was crouched down on the pavement to bend over my sweet paralyzed dogs Mr. Simeon and Miss Mercy in their wheelchairs at a street corner waiting for the light to turn so we could cross and head back to the blessed little apartment the Lord has provided for my season loving and serving Him in New York City when I cocked my head to the side and from my bent down position noticed the huge and…

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 “The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” Psalm 111:10 Someone immeasurably dear and precious to me thinks I’m a failure. Rest assured my loved one would probably never admit to what fills her heart concerning me, though assuredly she has given hints of it in her countenance, in her composure, in her tone, and yes, sometimes in her…

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man! Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore the anger of the Lord is aroused against His people; He has stretched out His hand against…

“Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to…

“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John 3:15 “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.” John 3:14 “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” John 1:13-15 Know what Jesus said about HATRED? It’s MURDER. Know what the Bible tells us is true of those who HATE? They abide in DEATH. Know what HATRED is in the…

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5…. “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Mt. 22:37-40…. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23…. ““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may…

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